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    Pion Form Factor in the Light-Front

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    The pion electromagnetic form factor is calculated with a light-front quark model. The "plus" and "minus" component of the electromagnetic current are used to calculate the electromagnetic form factor in the Breit frame with two models for the q\bar{q} vertex. The light front constituent quark models describes very well hadronic wave function for pseudo-scalar and vector particles. Symmetry problems arinsing in the light-front approach are solved by the pole dislocation method. The results are compared with new experimental data and with other quark models.Comment: 4 pages,1 figure (eps), Latex,AIP style.To appear in the proceedings "IX Hadron Physics and VII Relativistic Aspects of Nuclear Physics: A Joint Meeting on QCD and QGP, Hadron Physics-RANP,2004,Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro,Brazil.(some references are added and small mistakes are corrected.

    Spin-1 Particle in the Light-Front Approach

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    The electromagnetic current of spin-1 composite particles does not transform properly under rotations if only the valence contribution is considered in the light-front model. In particular, the plus component of the current, evaluated only for the valence component of the wave function, in the Drell-Yan frame violates rotational symmetry, which does not allow a unique calculation of the electromagnetic form-factors. The prescription suggested by Grach and Kondratyuk [Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 38, 198 (1984)] to extract the form factors from the plus component of the current, eliminates contributions from pair diagrams or zero modes, which if not evaluated properly cause the violation of the rotational symmetry. We address this problem in an analytical and covariant model of a spin-1 composite particle.Comment: To appear Brazilian Journal of Physics (2004), 4 pages, no figures. Use multicols.st

    Light-Front projection of spin-1 electromagnetic current and zero-modes

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    The issue of the contribution of zero-modes to the light-front projection of the electromagnetic current of phenomenological models of vector particles vertices is addressed in the Drell-Yan frame. Our analytical model of the Bethe-Salpeter amplitude of a spin-1 fermion-antifermion composite state gives a physically motivated light-front wave function symmetric by the exchange of the fermion and antifermion, as in the ρ\rho-meson case. We found that among the four independent matrix elements of the plus component in the light-front helicity basis only the 0→00\to 0 one carries zero mode contributions. Our derivation generalizes to symmetric models, important for applications, the above conclusion found for a simplified non-symmetrical form of the spin-1 Bethe-Salpeter amplitude with photon-fermion point-like coupling and also for a smeared fermion-photon vertex model.Comment: Use elservier style. 14 page

    In-Medium Pion Valence Distribution Amplitude

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    After a brief review of the quark-based model for nuclear matter, and some pion properties in medium presented in our previous works, we report new results for the pion valence wave function as well as the valence distribution amplitude in medium, which are presented in our recent article. We find that both the in-medium pion valence distribution and the in-medium pion valence wave function, are substantially modified at normal nuclear matter density, due to the reduction in the pion decay constant.Comment: 9 pages, 10 figures, one paragraph added, typos corrected, to be published in the proceedings of "Light Cone 2016", September 5-8, 2016, Lisbon, Portuga

    A combined study of the pion's static properties and form factors

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    We study consistently the pion's static observables and the elastic and \gamma*\gamma -> \pi^0 transition form factors within a light-front model. Consistency requires that all calculations are performed within a given model with the same and single adjusted length or mass-scale parameter of the associated pion bound-state wave function. Our results agree well with all extent data including recent Belle data on the \gamma*\gamma -> \pi^0 form factor at large q^2, yet the BaBar data on this transition form factor resists a sensible comparison. We relax the initial constraint on the bound-state wave function and show the BaBar data can partially be accommodated. This, however, comes at the cost of a hard elastic form factor not in agreement with experiment. Moreover, the pion charge radius is about 40% smaller than its experimentally determined value. It is argued that a decreasing charge radius produces an ever harder form factor with a bound-state amplitude difficultly reconcilable with soft QCD. We also discuss why vector dominance type models for the photon-quark vertex, based on analyticity and crossing symmetry, are unlikely to reproduce the litigious transition form factor data.Comment: 14 pages, 7 figures, 2 Tables; minor changes; 2 new references added (Ref. 54 and 57); version to be published in Few Body Physic
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